Jesse Williams rails against voter apathy in second Save the Day election video

Jesse Williams accepts the Humanitarian Award during the 2016 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016.

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The election-focused Save the Day campaign has released its second video, and this one’s no laughing matter.

While the organization -- which seeks to combat the apathy, cynicism and honest confusion that keeps citizens from using their vote -- launched last week with a star-studded, lighthearted get-out-the-vote ad featuring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson. 

The second installment, “You Say Vote,” takes a more somber tone, featuring Jesse Williams speaking to the various arguments people make against exercising their right to vote. 

“Someone says, ‘Hey, I’m making a statement by not voting,’ and then you say, ‘Well, I can’t hear it,’” he says in the clip.

“This is not about the White House. This is about your house. If you’re not registered to vote, you can’t sit on a jury. You can’t choose your mayor. You can’t choose your city council. You can’t even choose your district attorney. You can’t decide which measures will help your family and community, and which will put them at risk.” 

“You say, ‘Vote,’” Williams concludes. “Because there are people who still don’t want you to.” 

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